Tigers Preparing for Class AAAA Playoff against Oconee County


The Tigers are looking to rebound Thursday in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. Troup, now 9-1, suffered their first loss of the season in a 43-10 to Cartersville in the region championship game last week. Not only was it the Tigers’ first loss all season, it was also the first time Troup got dominated in any ...

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Elks Continue Free Veteran’s Lunch Tradition


The LaGrange Elks Lodge will once again host a free lunch for all veterans, military personnel, and their families at the Elks Lodge at 905 South Davis Road this Saturday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normally the event is held on Veteran’s Day, but this year the holiday falls on a Sunday, so the Elks decided to ...

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Cavaliers to Host Class AA State Playoff Game FRIDAY


The Callaway High Cavaliers will host the Elbert County Blue Devils at Callaway Stadium on Friday in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs The Cavaliers, who finished the regular season 82, lost to rival Heard County late in the year and enters the state playoffs as the number-two seed in Class AA. It’s a familiar position for ...

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City of Hogansville Approved for Preservation and Georgia Historical Marker Grants


The City of Hogansville in October was approved for a Georgia Historical Marker to commemorate former African-American postmaster Isaiah H. Lofton and for a 2018/2019 Preservation Grant from the Fox Theatre Institute. The grants were for $2,500 and $51, 250, respectively. The first grant comes from the research of Dr. Tony Lowe at the University of Georgia. The City of ...

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Organizations Lending a Helping Hand

Safe Families for Children Parents who feel temporarily unable to care for their children now have an alternative to foster care through a program called Safe Families for Children (SFC). Following is an overview of the SFC program: How Does Safe Families Work: Parents retain full custody and can request the return of their children at any time Volunteer families ...

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Troup Crime Stoppers Pay Reward for Arrests in West Point Murder

The Troup County Crime Stoppers recently approved a reward for information that led to the capture of Octavious Bridges for the June 13 murder of Reggie Pearson in West Point. Captain Robert Fawley, of the West Point Police Department, requested the reward from the Troup County Crime Stoppers during their November meeting. Fawley advised that the anonymous caller provided information ...

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LaGrange Crowns Two Homecoming Queens


Granger fans and members of the homecoming court were shocked Friday when Emma Ward and Blair Herrod were both crowned Homecoming Queen. The homecoming court was announced in front of a packed home-side of Callaway Stadium. Friends and family alike came out in support of the nominated ladies—and for a Granger football team that went on to claim their second ...

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Epilepsy: A Seizure Disorder


There are more than 200,000 cases a year. During what is called and episode, this abnormal electrical activity can cause loss of consciousness or a convulsion. This disorder requires a medical diagnosis and usually lab tests are done. Treatment can help, but this disorder can’t be cured. There are different ways that Epilepsy may Epilepsy is where nerve cell activity ...

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Local Politicians Meet at LaGrange College


Georgia Democratic House Minority Leader, Robert Trammell and Republican candidate Vance Smith met Friday afternoon at LaGrange College to discuss what goes on behind the scenes at the State Legislature, their roles in serving constituents, and some of the hot button issues currently facing the state. Political Science professor John Tures introduced the afternoon’s guest speakers by reflecting on the ...

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Police Reviewing Cold Case Murder

LaGrange Police are again reviewing the coldcase murder of William Kent Adams from 2003. The LaGrange Police Department is pleading for assistance from the public for any information that could bring resolution to this case. The investigation into the murder began 15 years ago on April 15, 2003 when officers with the La- Grange Police Department responded to the 600 ...

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